clinical pharmacy specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Experienced Pharmacist with 2 decades of expertise working in diverse clinic, hospital, and community settings. Committed to patient safety, optimization of therapeutic outcomes and development of interdisciplinary collaboration. Customer service-oriented with excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills.

  • Operations and process improvement
  • Program development
  • Therapy optimization
  • Multidiscipline collaboration
  • Effective patient educator
  • Active preceptor for students and residents
Education and Training
University of Houston Houston, TX Expected in 2000 Doctor of Pharmacy : - GPA :
  • Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Treasurer, 1998
  • Kappa Epsilon, President, 1997
Texas A&M University College Station, TX Expected in 1994 Bachelor of Science : Health Education - GPA :
  • Cum laude graduate
  • Eta Sigma Gamma, Treasurer, 1992-1994
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Tulare, CA, 07/2018 - Current
  • Provide medication therapy management services to high risk patient population identified through Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • Educate patients regarding medication management and lifestyle modification of chronic health conditions
  • Actively participate in transition in care initiatives from medication history to discharge processing
  • Partner with nursing leadership to provide in-service education promoting patient safety initiatives
  • Responsible for development of physician-pharmacist collaborative practice agreement and associated policies and procedures for the outpatient setting
  • Work under multiple institution driven protocols to manage drug therapy for in-patient population such as anticoagulation, pharmacokinetic services, and renal dosing
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Victoria, TX, 02/2016 - 07/2018
  • Provided anticoagulation, congestive heart failure, hypertension and medication therapy management for patients referred to Medication Therapy and Wellness Clinic
  • Operated under collaborative practice agreement with cardiology, hematology, and internal medicine providers
  • Educated patients regarding medication management and lifestyle modification of chronic health conditions
  • Monitored patient drug therapy for potential drug interactions, adverse events, and contraindications
  • Participated on strategic planning committee to drive pharmacy initiatives and improve quality of care within the department
  • Established rapport with wound care service line to expand pharmacotherapy review and patient education services to better manage patients with uncontrolled diabetes
Medically Home - Director of Pharmacy Services
Vallejo, CA, 11/2007 - 02/2016
  • Responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations including but not limited to prescription dispensing, technician supervision and training, inventory management, and staffing
  • Actively participated with executive management team on accountability of programmatic funding as it related to the Medical and Pharmacy Departments
  • Oversaw creation and implementation of the Community Pharmacy Practice Residency in collaboration with Texas Southern University. Accredited 2016
  • Expanded pharmacy services to improve patient outcomes by developing and implementing disease state management for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and anticoagulation
  • Increased availability of adult immunizations through the utilization of Patient Assistance Programs and implementation of pharmacy based immunization services
  • Drove initiatives across medical, dental, and pharmacy departments to maximize prescriptive authority, formulary utilization, and therapeutic substitution
  • Improved internal patient assistance program procedures and drove growth from $600k to $2.7M in donated pharmaceuticals for clinic patients
  • Developed and implemented departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal entities such as TSBP, HIPAA and OSHA
  • Developed state mandated pharmacy technician training manual
    Spearheaded customer service training for front line staff across clinic service lines to identify areas in need of improvement
  • Active participant in clinic’s leadership mentoring program
Sutter Health - Pharmacy Manager
Manteca, CA, 07/2000 - 11/2007
  • 2002-2007 Pharmacy Manager; 2000-2002 Staff Pharmacist
  • Managed inventory utilization, staff scheduling, and customer service initiatives to meet departmental goals
  • Actively supported clinical initiatives such as immunization program, smoking cessation program and medication therapy management
  • Coordinated and implemented on- and off-site immunization services throughout greater Houston area
  • Dispensed medications with accuracy and efficiency in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations
  • Reviewed patient drug therapy for potential drug interactions, adverse events, and contraindications
  • Ensured accurate processing and documentation to third party payers

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School Attended

  • University of Houston
  • Texas A&M University

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Director of Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmacy Manager


  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Science

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